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Past papers and sample questions

Sample Questions

From 2016, the Core Units will be assessed using multiple choice and short answer questions. 50% of the marks will be multiple choice questions. Some examples of the multiple choice type questions can be found below for each Core Unit. Answers to the questions can be found at the bottom of the pages.

Core Unit 1A Sample Multiple Choice Questions

Core Unit 1B Sample Multiple Choice Questions

Core Unit 2 Sample Multiple Choice Questions

Core Unit 3 Sample Multiple Choice Questions

Core Unit 4 Sample Multiple Choice Questions

Past Examination Papers

Papers from the most recent Advanced Diploma examinations can be found below. The papers for earlier examinations can be found within past examiner reports. If you would like previous examination papers without the examiners comments, please contact qualifications@pensions-pmi.org.uk

April 2018 - Core Unit 1A (Short Answer Questions)

April 2018 - Core Unit 1B (Short Answer Questions)

April 2018 - Core Unit 2 (Short Answer Questions)

April 2018 - Core Unit 3 (Short Answer Questions)

April 2018 - Core Unit 4 (Short Answer Questions)

April 2018 - Defined Benefit Arrangements

April 2018 - Defined Contribution Arrangements

April 2018 - Reward and Retirement Provision

April 2018 - International 2: Managing International Employee Benefits

April 2018 - Retail Advice and Regulation

April 2018 - Taxation, Retail Investment and Pensions

April 2018 - Professionalism and Governance

October 2017 - Core Unit 1A (Short Answer Questions)

October 2017 - Core Unit 1B (Short Answer Questions)

October 2017 - Core Unit 2 (Short Answer Questions)

October 2017 - Core Unit 3 (Short Answer Questions)

October 2017 - Core Unit 4 (Short Answer Questions)

October 2017 - Defined Benefit Arrangements

October 2017 - Defined Contribution Arrangements

October 2017 - Taxation, Retail Investment and Pensions

October 2017 - Retail Advice and Regulation

October 2017 - Professionalism and Governance

April 2017 - Core Unit 1A (Short Answer Questions)

April 2017 - Core Unit 1B (Short Answer Questions)

April 2017 - Core Unit 2 (Short Answer Questions)

April 2017 - Core Unit 3 (Short Answer Questions)

April 2017 - Core Unit 4 (Short Answer Questions)

April 2017 - Defined Benefit Arrangements

April 2017 - Defined Contribution Arrangements

April 2017 - Reward and Retirement Provision

April 2017 - International 2: Managing International Employee Benefits

April 2017 - Retail Advice and Regulation

April 2017 - Taxation, Retail Investment and Pensions

April 2017 - Professionalism and Governance

October 2016 - Core Unit 1A (Short Answer Questions)

October 2016 - Core Unit 1B (Short Answer Questions)

October 2016 - Core Unit 2 (Short Answer Questions)

October 2016 - Core Unit 3 (Short Answer Questions)

October 2016 - Core Unit 4 (Short Answer Questions)

October 2016 - Defined Benefit Arrangements

October 2016 - Defined Contribution Arrangements

October 2016 - Taxation, Retail Investment and Pensions

October 2016 - Professionalism and Governance